Mc Cracken English 3 2 21 08

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Basic information literacy instruction session for UCLA undergraduate English Composition course

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  • Welcome & Intro Why are you here? Need to do a research paper for this class on the role of the hero in American culture today, or on how our ideas abuot gender and/or sexuality are shaped by the media & you also need to reference at least one outside resource that you locate through UCLA library search engines, a book, a magazine article or a journal article NOW, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DONE RESEARCH PAPERS FOR OTHER CLASSES? Well, you may already be familiar with some of what we’re going to cover today, but I hope you’ll learn some tips & tricks that will help improve your information researching skills… By the end of this session, you should …
  • Mc Cracken English 3 2 21 08

    1. 1. English 3 Students—Welcome! Esther Grassian Winter 2008 UCLA College Library
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Focus a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines vs. Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Find Useful Books & Articles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do Differently?” </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Welcome! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Handouts...
    4. 4. Brainstorming Search Words <ul><li>“ Marketers use the combination of sex and celebrity to sell movies, music, and more.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lambiase, Jacqueline. 2003. Codes of online sexuality. Sexuality & Culture 7(3):57-69. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Brainstorming Search Words <ul><li>Marketers </li></ul><ul><li>sex </li></ul><ul><li>celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>movies </li></ul><ul><li>music </li></ul>
    6. 6. Related words… <ul><li>marketers => advertis* </li></ul><ul><li>sex => attractiveness </li></ul><ul><li>celebrity => famous </li></ul><ul><li>movies => film*, motion picture*, cinema </li></ul><ul><li>music => song*, rock, classical </li></ul>
    7. 7. Action Words <ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Cause </li></ul>
    8. 9. Questions?
    9. 10. Magazines vs. Journals
    10. 11. Academic Conversations
    11. 12. Visible vs. Invisible Web
    12. 13. Expanded Academic ASAP <ul><li>Topics : Many! </li></ul><ul><li>Materials : Magazine & Journal Articles (2600 Periodicals) </li></ul><ul><li>Time : 1980+ </li></ul>
    13. 14. Let’s try it...
    14. 15. Evaluate Results!
    15. 16. Get FREE Copies <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>BOL Dial-in or Proxy Server </li></ul><ul><li>Request </li></ul>
    16. 17. Don’t pay for articles!
    17. 18. Questions?
    18. 19. Citations <ul><li>MLA Style Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>KnightCite </li></ul>
    19. 20. Review <ul><li>Focus a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines vs. Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Find Useful Books & Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>
    20. 21. Get Online Help!
    21. 22. “Do Differently…” Evaluation
    22. 23. Search your own topics… <ul><li>Business Source Premier </li></ul><ul><li>International Index to the Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>GenderWatch </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Womens Issues </li></ul>

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